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Indonesian Aerospace N-245


Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft (2020)


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Image from Indonesian Aerospace marketing material; N-235 aircraft pictured.

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The N-245 is another under-development aircraft venture by Indonesian Aerospace for the military sphere.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/22/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com; the following text is exclusive to this site.
For decades the nation of Indonesia has operated the Spanish CASA C-235 high-winged transport at both the civilian and military levels. With a renewal of initiative in its aerospace sector, it was only natural then that the country moved to local production of the proven and globally-popular series - though with modifications to suit local requirements. This has spawned the "N-245" product by Indonesian Aerospace and the aircraft remains in development as of this writing.

Development of the N-245 began in 2016. Now firmly with government backing, a first-flight of a prototype is tentatively scheduled for 2019.

The N-245 is essentially an offshoot of the Spanish design, retaining all of the form and function of the original save for a lengthened fuselage, all-new T-style tail unit and a shift to Pratt & Whitney engines. It seats fifty passengers and sports a crew of two. Power is from two engines, these underslung at each wing mainplane. With the high-mounted wings, the N-245 is set to have excellent Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities as well as good short-field/rough-field performance and "hot-and-high" abilities. The series is intended primarily for military service and will feature systems common to military transport types (though it will lack the rear-loading ramp of the C-235). Power is from 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines, these readily available in the region and offered at a good price.

Specifications



Service Year
2020

Origin
Indonesia national flag graphic
Indonesia

Crew
2

Production
0
UNITS


Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) - Indonesia
National flag of Indonesia Indonesia (planned)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special-Mission: Search & Rescue (SAR)
Ability to locate and extract personnel from areas of potential harm or peril (i.e. downed airmen in the sea).
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Special Forces
Serving Special Forces / Special Operations elements and missions.


Length
73.8 ft
(22.50 m)
Width/Span
85.3 ft
(26.00 m)
Height
26.9 ft
(8.20 m)
Empty Wgt
22,046 lb
(10,000 kg)
MTOW
35,274 lb
(16,000 kg)
Wgt Diff
+13,228 lb
(+6,000 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Indonesian Aerospace N-245 production variant)
Installed: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines of unknown model and output driving four-bladed propeller units.
Max Speed
280 mph
(450 kph | 243 kts)
Ceiling
26,247 ft
(8,000 m | 5 mi)
Range
2,734 mi
(4,400 km | 8,149 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,800 ft/min
(549 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Indonesian Aerospace N-245 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


N-245 - Base Series Designation.


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